" I am so excited to write this recommendation for Marci and Brendan. About a year and a half ago, I was told by my daughter's daycare teacher that my daughter had a "BFF" who she was inseparable from and that her name was "Gemma." Luckily, just a few days later, the school had their annual "Back to School Night" and I was lucky enough to meet Gemma, Marci, and Brendan. My husband and I quickly found Marci and Brendan to be absolutely wonderful people, who are kind, loving, generous, funny, and smart and to this day I'm still so thankful that my daughter was naturally drawn toward a warm and silly girl at school with parents who would turn into our good friends. Over the year we've done holiday activities, dance lessons, art classes at Michael's, concerts, pool parties, birthday parties, and countless play dates together and it is clear that Marci and Brendan understand the importance of parents' involvement in a child's development. By successfully balancing work and parent duties, they are able to work hard and provide a wonderful life for their daughter. They are very hands on when it comes to raising their child and have plenty of heart (and space) for another addition to their family. Since the first day I met them, they have always talked about their yearning for another child through adoption. I also have a 1 year old son and from watching Gemma shower him with affection every day, I know she is ready for a sibling and will be a phenomenal big sister. I am so very hopeful for them as they go on this journey to complete their family! "